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Man to face Aberdeen rape and murder trial

Jessica McGraa
Image caption Ms McGraa died in February

A man is to stand trial charged with the rape and murder of a woman.

Bala Chinda, 25, denies murdering 36-year-old Nkechi - also known as Jessica - McGraa at a flat in Union Terrace in Aberdeen in February.

Mr Chinda faces a separate accusation of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

It is claimed he stole two phones and disposed of them, as well as a handset he is said to have used to contact Ms McGraa.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lady Rae set a trial for December.

Image caption Ms McGraa's body was found at a flat in Aberdeen's Unon Terrace

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